Dr. John Hitchcock, CEEP director, presented a keynote address, "Using mixed methods designs to understand technology-based interventions" at the July 2017 International Conference on New Horizons in Education (INTE) in Berlin, Germany. He also led a workshop, "An introduction to mixed methods research."
At the 39th International School Psychology Association (ISPA) Conference held at the Manchester Metropolitan University in Manchester, United Kingdom, Dr. Hitchcock led a workshop on mixed methods research and program evaluation. He also chaired and presented a symposium, "Using Mixed Methods Research in a Diverse Global Context: Promoting Culturally Relevant Solutions."
Dr. Nedim Yel, research associate, presented “Mathematics Content Aligned or Not and Test Performances of Students with Disabilities” at the 2017 Annual Meeting of the National Council on Measurement in Education (NCME) in San Antonio, Texas.
Dr. Molly Stewart, research associate, and Dr. Hitchcock conducted a Qualitative and Mixed Methods Research and Data Analysis Workshop on June 8, 2017 for the Faculty of Education at the University of Prishtina (UP), Kosovo, in conjunction with the Transformational Leadership Program - Scholarships and Partnerships at UP, the Center for International Education, Development, and Research (CIEDR), World Learning, and USAID.
CEEP researchers presented at the 2017 American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Meeting. Citations for their work are as follows:
- Stewart, M. S., & Moon, J. S. (2017, April). Public Dollars to Private Schools: An Analysis of Accountability Mechanisms in Publicly Funded Voucher Programs. Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association 2017 Annual Meeting, San Antonio, TX.
- Hitchcock, J.H. (2017, April). The Math for All Education RCT: Contrasting an enacted design with the potential of mixed randomized controlled trials. Paper presented in the symposium, Presentation of a Mixed Methods Randomized Controlled Trial Design and Lessons Learned (So Far) (B. Moeller, Chair) at the American Educational Research Association 2017 Annual Meeting, San Antonio, TX.
- Davis, S.L., Hitchcock, J.H., & Onwuegbuzie, A.J. (2017, April). Developing measures of abstract constructs using a mixed methods approach: Introducing an analytic framework. Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association 2017 Annual Meeting, San Antonio, TX.
- Video of Dr. Russ Skiba's lecture, "School Discipline: Issues of Equity and Effectiveness," is available online. The April 2017 lecture was presented as part of the AERA Centennial Lecture Series at Boston's John F. Kennedy, Jr. Presidential Library and Museum. Dr. Skiba is the director of the Equity Project which is housed at CEEP.
Drs. Hitchcock and Skiba presented at Council for Exceptional Children's Special Education Convention and Expo in April:
- Skiba, R., (2017, April). The Discipline Disparities Collaborative: Enhancing student success through discipline reform. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Council for Exceptional Children, Boston, MA.
- Houchins, D.E. & Hitchcock, J.H. (2017, April). Co-chair of the Strand: Mixed methods research across Special education: Secondary-Transition, visual disabilities, and teacher preparation. Council for Exceptional Children, Boston, MA.
In June, the Indiana Disproportionality Resource Center (IDRC), administered by the Equity Project, sponsored the Significant Disproportionality Solutions Summit, which brought together teams of administrators, teachers, school psychologists and special education directors from 15 LEAs, and skilled facilitators, speakers, and panelists to address issues of racial disparities in discipline and over identification in special education programs.